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Covered Goblet, Italy, probably Venice,                        
about 1575-1625. Gift of Mr. Jerome Strauss. 67.3.42

There are a number of online resources about Venetian glass. Here are a few that may be of interest to you:

  • Venetian Techniques for Glassblowing, an online research guide. This guide was put together by Rakow Library public services staff, and includes books, articles, videos, and studio demonstrations about Venetian glassmaking (focused on techniques). You might be able to find some of the articles through library databases (more information below), and the studio demonstrations are available to watch online.
  • The Rise of Venetian Glassmaking is an introduction to the Corning Museum of Glass Venetian Glassmaking gallery, and includes information on history and techniques.
  • The Venetian glass (decorative arts) entry in Encyclopedia Britannica.

As far as articles and ebooks available online, there are a number of databases that provide helpful results, such as JSTOR, Art Full Text, Art Index Retrospective, and the International Bibliography of Art. Check with your local library to see if they subscribe to any of these databases (a college or university library may be more likely to have access to these resources).

The Rakow Library has a large number of bibliographies available on the history and techniques of Venetian glassmaking. I have included two that may be of use (there may be some overlap with the online research guide). If you wish to borrow copies of library items, please contact your local library. The Rakow Research Library will lend designated books from its collection and will send copies of articles requested by other libraries. Your library can request items through the OCLC WorldShare Interlibrary Loan (ILL) system or by direct request through email at For more information, please see our ILL website.


Covered Goblet, Italy, probably Venice, about 1575-1625. Gift of Mr. Jerome Strauss. 67.3.42

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